The music industry is pretty absurd, and Aphex Twin’s SYRO cover artwork nails it
"Croissants for DAZED & CONFUSED listening: £0.00002"
We’ve been waiting 13 years for Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) to release another studio album, and SYRO is finally here. The cover artwork (by long-time Warp Records collaborators…
No Country for Old (Rap) Men: Why is live rap such a let-down?
If the standard of rap shows slips any further, Robbie Unkut has pledged to start throwing furnitureWords Robbie Ettelson
Rinse & Repeat: Japanese Wallpaper
A selection of tracks listened to by the artists you listen to. This instalment features an exclusive playlist compiled by Melbourne’s premiere drift-pop producer.
In the last 12 months, 17 year-old Gab Strum, aka Japanese Wallpaper, won Triple J’s ‘Unearthed High’ competition, played Splendour in the grass and helped soundtrack the new Zach …
Interview: Baro tells us how to be an underage musician
"One of the principals at the school told me they wanted me on the front cover of the school magazine. I turned that shit down."
At a fresh-faced 17, Baro isn’t actually old enough to order a beer from the bar he’s performing in. But the Melbourne rapper’s age is an easy detail to overlook …
Interview: Wiz Khalifa
The world's busiest stoner gives us the lowdown on his new album, and his friendship with Snoop Dogg
Who says stoners are deadbeats? Wiz Khalifa is contemporary hip-hop’s reigning weed king, but at no cost. The industrious rapper owns his own record label, and has had 14 albums…
Interview: Shlohmo talks doing a major label release right
"The music industry itself is just clickbait. Labels are signing clickbait. It's bullshit."
Shlohmo has a bit a of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing going on. On the one hand, the LA producer’s output is characterised by his tinkering in the beat…
ACCLAIM Premiere: UV boi and Blair de Milo – ‘Northface’
This bleeding-edge Brisbane collab sounds like a future-edit of a discarded Usher instrumental in all the best ways
In 2014 vaporwave has hit its expiry date, while emotional trap seems to have reached some sort of apex, and the mainstream listener has finally started to apprehend the whole …